Packera (Senecio) aurea Golden Ragwort



Packera aurea's  mass of yellow daisy-like blooms appear in clusters atop wiry stems over dark green foliage in late spring. Also known as Senecio aurea, it spreads slowly to form dense mats of heart-shaped leaves. Commonly called Golden Ragwort, it may be a bit weedy, but it is great for natural areas and a favorite plant for pollinators.

Packera aurea is native to the eastern half of North America. It is commonly found in wet deciduous woods, damp woodland clearings, sandy swamps, along lakes and riverbanks, in moist meadows and abandoned fields. Golden Ragwort spreads by seed and underground roots and may form colonies in shady, moist woodlands. 

Packera aurea prefers light to mostly shade and moist to well-drained soil.


  • Common Names: Golden Ragwort
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade

Special Features

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  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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